Solo Exhibitions

Layla Curtis

Milton Keynes Gallery, UK

2 September - 8 October 2000

For her first solo exhibition in a UK public gallery Curtis is showing new works based on maps. The new works make use of sea, road and various world topographical maps, collaged into intriguing hybrid pieces. Some of them are specifically influenced by the grid format of Milton Keynes, one of them turning MK into a rectangular island surrounded by sea. Another new work is a framed text piece, Index (Everywhere I've Ever Been), presented like a hoax index to an atlas, incorporating only places Curtis has been to in her lifetime. 

Related review: Paul Usherwood, Alison Turnbull, Layla Curtis, Richard Wright, Art Monthly


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United Kingdom of America, collaged USA topographical maps, 2000